Went trout fishing and caught something interesting
by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)
The Heart of America Flyfishers had an outing at Roaring River trout park in southwest Missouri. I caught trout and liked it, but that's expected, it's a trout park. I also caught some really neat fish out of the same water. I think my fellow trout anglers where suspicious of my roughfish enthusiasm but too bad, I got two new life listers out of the trip.
The white sucker was in a big pool with lots of stocked trout. I dropped my smallest midge into a group and one sucked it up.
The chub was in a section of big water with many other species. I didn't know they were there till it was on the hook.
I caught three stonerollers in a rapids while also catching trout on a small bead head nymph. You know you are really fishing when you don't know what you've caught till you get home and look it up.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma